Can a European Union that is the first to renounce economic growth still be a global player? This project initiates a conversation between critics of economic growth and progressive thinkers on foreign and security policy.
Green House think tank collaborated as a partner to this project led by the Green European Foundation and Wetenschappelijk Bureau Groenlinks in the Netherlands.
Interview with Carne Ross and Paul Ingram
Jonathan Essex interviews Carne Ross and Paul Ingram:
- Carne Ross is the Global Solidarity spokesperson for the England and Wales Green Party and is a consultant, including working on the UN Summit of the Future. Previously Carne was a British diplomat and then ran a non-profit advisory service called Independent Diplomat.
- Paul Ingram is a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at Cambridge University where he focuses principally on policy issues around nuclear weapons and nuclear diplomacy including the global effects of nuclear war and geostrategic conflict.
An interview with Gabriela Cabaña Alvear
Jonathan Essex interviews Gabriela Cabaña Alvear who is a transdisciplinary scholar trained originally in Sociology in Chile who draws from political ecology and feminist theoretical perspectives. She explores how social policy intersects with professional anthropological practice, including a focus on energy planning in Chiloé (south of Chile) in the context of climate emergency, for her PhD in Anthropology at the London School of Economics. Gabriela is part of Centro de Análisis Socioambiental (Centre of Social-Environmental Analysis), Red Chilena de Ingreso Básico (Chilean network of Basic Income) and the Basic Income Earth Network and is active in the degrowth movement.
Interview with Peter Newell on the geopolitics of degrowth
Jonathan Essex interviews Peter Newell who is Professor of International Relations at the University of Sussex. He works on the political economy of climate change and energy transitions. He previously worked at the universities of Oxford, Warwick and East Anglia and NGOs Climate Network Europe and Friends of the Earth. He has sat on the board of Greenpeace UK and Brussels-based NGO Carbon Market Watch and is a member of the advisory board of Green House think tank. His books include Globalization and the Environment; Climate Capitalism; Governing Climate Change; Climate for Change; The Effectiveness of EU Environmental Policy; Global Green Politics and Power Shift.
An interview with Paul Ingram
Jonathan Essex interviews Paul Ingram who is Senior Research Associate and Academic Programme Manager at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at Cambridge University. Previously, Paul was the Executive Director of the transatlantic British American Security Information Council (BASIC) 2007-19, focusing on nuclear deterrence and disarmament issues in the US, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Since 2019 he has worked closely with the Swedish Foreign Ministry crafting the Stepping Stones Approach. Before that, Paul set up and ran the Trident Commission (2011-14) that considered Britain’s future nuclear weapon policy, and helped set up the Middle East Treaty Organisation in 2017. He hosted a weekly TV talk show (2007-12) on Iranian state TV and connected with the highest levels of Ahmadinejad’s Iranian government, helping facilitate back-channel negotiations that contributed to the nuclear deal.